The power of many – Fan ownership & sustainability in the League of Ireland

On the 23rd of November 2009, Gary O’Neill’s late strike gifted Sporting Fingal the much coveted FAI Cup. In a grueling campaign the east Dublin side overcame Derry City, Shamrock Rovers, Bray Wanderers and finally Sligo Rovers to lift Irish football’s most romantic prize – everything was rosy for the Dublin club. With a squad of…

Zero Year: John Caulfield

His name is etched in stone on Leeside, met with disdain in the capital and nostalgia out west. Yet, before the title charges and cup successes, before the European odyssey from Belgium to Estonia, before the heartbreak & triumph was the boy from the Bronx. It cannot be denied that Cork City FC’s John Caulfield…

Renewed rivalries at the Cross

Last week Cork City FC welcomed reigning League of Ireland champions Dundalk to Turners Cross for a sold-out encounter at the top of the SSE Airtricity League. It is a fixture which s weighs a lot for both parties; to the Rebel Army hoping build a six point gap from the arch rivals, and a…

Maguire on fire in Tallaght

Cork City FC made it five wins from five to go two points clear in the SSE Airtricity League as the Rebel Army slip passed Shamrock Rovers 2-1 in Tallaght Stadium. Once again it was the star man Seani Maguire who made it six from six to clinch another three pints for the league leaders….

Bermingham’s Balancing Act

UCC Sports Studies Alumni Stephen Birmingham has enjoyed quite a few weeks here on Leeside. From being awarded a Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Sports Studies to guiding Cork City under 19’s to the Enda McGuill Cup, and through the first round of the UEFA Youth League with a win over HJK Helsinki. Birmingham was…

Match Preview: Cork City FC vs FC Genk

Following Cork City’s dramatic 1-0 win over BK Häcken, the Rebel Army travel to the Luminus Arena to face KRC Genk in the Europa League Third Qualifying Round tonight. Speaking to the the media at the club’s training ground in Bishopstown , manager John Caulfield said: “It’s great, and it’s something for the lads to…